Saturday, July 1, 2017

Canadian, Please! Happy 150 Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day! it's not just Canada's birthday today...it's our 150th birthday!

this song that i have embedded kills me everytime i hear it! here is the lyrics first, for friends from other countries that might not be able to make out the accents!

Canadian Please, by Julia Bentley and Gunnarolla:

[Julia)

Yeah, I know that you wanna be Canadian, please
Even if in the winter things tend to freeze
We've got the world Monopoly on trees
And our country's bordered by three different seas

[Gunnarolla]
Yeah I know that you wanna be Canadian, please
We invented the zipper, we've got expertise
We made insulin to combat disease
Yeah I know that you wanna be Canadian, please

[Both]
Brits have got the monarchy
The U.S. has the money
But I know that you wanna be Canadian
The French have got the wine and cheese
Koalas chill with the Aussies
But I know that you wanna be Canadian

[Gunnarolla]
Et si ce n'était pas assez
On a duex langues officielles
L'anglais et le français
Ooh la la

[Julia Bentley]
Yeah, I know that you wanna be Canadian, please
Where else do you find mounted police
Or go to the hospital and not pay fees?
Yeah, I know that you wanna be Canadian, please

[Gunnarolla]
And when freshwater is in high demand
We've got the world's largest supply on hand
So you know that we could make a pretty good friend
But it's even better if you can be


[Both]
Brits have got the monarchy
The U.S. has the money
But I know that you wanna be Canadian
The French have got the wine and cheese
Koalas chill with the Aussies
But I know that you wanna be Canadian

[Julia Bentley]
So you're thinking to yourself
"How do I live in this beautiful country?"
Well, I've got some steps for you to follow


[Both]
Step 1: Lose the gun
Step 2: Buy a canoe
Step 3: Live multiculturally
Step 4: You're ready, there is no more!
We got beavers, caribou, and moose
We got buffalos, bears, and Canadian goose
And we're sorry about Celine Dion
But she did do that good song for James Cameron


[Both]
Brits have got the monarchy
The U.S. has the money
But I know that you wanna be Canadian
The French have got the wine and cheese
Koalas chill with the Aussies
But I know that you wanna be Canadian
The Greeks chilled out with Socrates
Can't build a wall like the Chinese
But I know that you wanna be Canadian
In Kenya they have safaris
We've missed lots of other countries
But I know that you wanna be Canadian


just for fun - watch the video! they are crazy and both very canadian! and funny!

it was nice the other day - today it is grey and rainy!


july 1st is when we know that we need to get the blue cups out - thanks to our friend on the mainland of nova scotia at the eager gridless beaver blog.


you can watch a video of our prime minister eating chips from a chip truck or you can just look at ours!


we had canada day que paso chips...totally organic! with fresh-made salsa!


and stir fries with local veg - we love the mainland as they start producing veg before us and we know the veg is local!


here's Flower 325b, our Scoby's latest creation:


look at all of that fermented fizz! Flower 325b makes us 4 and a half jars of delicious kombucha every 10-11 days - and that's exactly how much we drink - we love the stuff!


fresh-made hummus and more que pasa organic chips.


kids we don't advertise on our blogs but those chips are sooooo delicious!

the maniac has been working on his contract and building a greenhouse at the same time!


this is what he has finished on canada day!


Happy Canada Day to all of our Canadian friends! and here is a great review of the friendship between Canada and the US explained by Tom Brokaw.

sending love to all! xoxo

8 comments:

  1. HAPPY CANADA DAY TO YOU BOTH!

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  2. Cute video. :D Happy Canada Day!

    I make hummus all the time and yours looks very tasty!!

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  3. Happy Canada Day K & J! :) The chips look droolable. :)

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  4. I didn't hear anything about black flies in the lyrics of that song!

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  5. I saw a splurb on the evening news about Canada's birthday celebration. I guess I hadn't realized Canada wasn't Canada after our Revolutionary War. You had to wait another ninety years for that to happen.

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  6. Happy Canada day to you all, that song was pretty funny :D

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  7. Sweet Kymber,

    Happy Canada Day!!!! Love your new greenhouse, it's coming along nicely.

    Sending hugs and love to you both.
    Sandy

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